Nyack’s premier park is Memorial Park right on the Hudson River. This 11 acre area currently has baseball, basketball, tennis, a children’s playground, and a butterfly garden. It is also the location of many events, such as the Friend’s of the Nyack’s Mostly Music summer program on Tuesday evenings.
The Village started a planning process for its waterfront in the early 1990s, and adopted its Local Waterfront Revitalization Program in 1992, which was later integrated into its Comprehensive Plan in 2007.
The Nyack Parks Conservancy has been working on a plan to improve the park since 2008. It has hired the renowned NYC firm Quennell Rothschild to design a new, expanded park, which would include the Village-owned marina just to the north.
The fundamental goal of the plan is to use the parking area to the north to replace much of the paved areas in Memorial Park. Critical to this is the addition of a bridge to cross from the parking area to the park. A public meeting was held at the Nyack Center on January 21, 2009. The following two documents were used:
- Site Plan — Site Plan — PDF file of the proposal
- Presentation — a PDF of the presentation.
- Budget Guideline — A preliminary estimate of the project cost.
NOTE: Memorial Park and the Nyack Marina are temporarily closed
Due to the storm, Nyack’s Marina and Memorial Park are closed to vehicular or pedestrian traffic until further notice. Village crews are in the process of securing and cleaning up the area and it is currently unsafe. Trespassers are subject to arrest. Please stay out of these areas until further notice.
Children’s Playground Repairs: Update
Fundraising Effort for Children’s Playground Now Underway
As many of you already know, several pieces of equipment in the Children’s Playground in Memorial Park had to be removed for safety reasons. The Village of Nyack immediately approved $20,000 in funding to replace the swings and teeter-totter rides, and received a generous $5,000 donation from an anonymous donor. But there isn’t enough money in the budget to replace some of the other removed equipment, so additional funding will be needed. The Nyack Parks Conservancy, in conjunction with an ad hoc playground committee, is embarking on a fundraising effort to replace the removed equipment and make other needed improvements, such as safer playground surfacing (to cushion falls) and bringing the playground into compliance with both the Americans for Disabilities Act and the Consumer Products Safety Commission. More information is available on the Parks Conservancy website (http://nyackpark.org/), where you can make an online donation by clicking the “donate” button at the top of the page. You can also send a check to the Nyack Parks Conservancy, PO Box 1014, Nyack NY 10960. If you’d like to help with the effort, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.